The second annual Francaise Dinner was held this past Saturday night; it was an absolutely wonderful time, and if you're somewhere in the Philadelphia area next year (or can get to it!), do join us! Lots of fun, lots of punch, lots of excellent costumes.
I'll post a few pictures of the dinner in a little while - I didn't end up taking any myself, so I've got to do a bit of collecting from those who did! I ended up driving home in my breakfast outfit on Sunday, because it's so comfy and I like it so much - and then it was such good weather, I recruited Lil' Sis to come with me to Red Bank Battlefield Park and get some nice pictures of it.
Lil' Sis was a bit negligent in her cap-supervising duties, so it's flipped back in some of the photos, oops. It was breezy down there by the river!
And I'm very fond,
indeed, of the silly lappet cap! (Doily, ahem.) It's made of
silk/cotton batiste and cotton lace - the lappets are made of the same
lace as the ruffle on the cap, they're just two pieces spliced together,
since I could NOT find nice galloon lace in a 3-4" width! And I had to
overlap and stitch and snip the straight edges of the lace to make it
look halfway decent. Good times.